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the david petraeus scandal and the fbi's investigation. we're covering all the angles of his first news conference since the election. and israel retaliates for rocket attacks with deadly strikes and extremist targets. now hamas is warning that the gates of hell have been opened. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> eight days after his re-election, president obama faced reporters in the midst of an unfolding scandal and with a potential economic crisis holding over his head. but he only got riled up when he responded to republican criticism of his united nations ambassador susan rice. more on that coming up. standby. but first, the president's careful responses about the investigation of this former cia chief david petraeus and on negotiations to avoid what's called the fiscal cliff. our white house correspondent jessica yellin was over at the east strip of the white house. you had a chance to speak to the president and ask him about that looming fiscal cliff. >> reporter: hi, wolf. that's right, i did. i asked the president why anyone should believe that he won't cave
. ♪ host: good morning, welcome to "washington journal." the fbi investigation that led to the resignation of general david petraeus has expanded to general john allen. the impact of all this on the intelligence community and national security will be part of several hearings on capitol hill later this week. lawmakers return to washington today amid a shake-up of the president obama national security team, facing the looming issue of the so-called fiscal cliff. that is where we want to begin today this morning. president obama will meet later on with labor leaders who are insisting that the president not compromise on cuts to medicare and social security. what is your take on this? avoiding this -- avoiding the fiscal cliff? host: remember, you can send us a clear message, post your comments on facebook, or send us an e-mail, journal@c-span.org. courtesy of the newseum, washington, front page of that newspaper and many of the newspapers this morning, including "the washington post," liberal groups prepare for an entitlement fight. this is what zachary goldfarb rights. -- writes. host: ther
't have all of the information yet. but i want to say that i have a lot of confidence generally in the fbi and they have a difficult job. and so i'm going to wait and see. >> the white house says there are protocols, that's the word they used, that must be followed when notifying the white house about criminal investigations. but keeping them honest, turns out there was a 2007 memo by then attorney general michael mukasey about notifying the white house and it states "the department will advise the white house about such criminal or civil enforcement matters only where it's important to the performance of the president's duties and importance to from a law enforcement perspective," it goes on the say, "it is critically important to have frank and expeditious communications relating national security matters, including counterterrorism and counterespionage issues." yet the white house insists president obama didn't know of the affair until after the election. as for the investigation itself, we've got breaking news on that. we are joined by fran townsend, a member of the cia's external advi
>> harris: this is the fox report. tonight, one of the most wanted men in the world and our fbi, just got him. and, it's not how a democratic government is supposed to act. fresh outrage, after egypt's president makes a near absolute power grab in a country with great influence in the middle east peace process and an american partner and high stakes diplomacy. ♪ >> harris: returning to the same place that gave birth to the country's revolution less than two years ago, this sends president mohamed morsi a message, what freedom fighters say must happen to stop a new cycle of violence in the streets. fox reports live from cairo. also, destruction, more than 40 buildings taking a hit, in an explosion, some leveled, new tonight, neighbors bringing us inside the horror with stories you will never forget. >> you were startled and then heard screaming and everyone in the buildings are screaming. >> windows are shattered and the window frame is down on the floor. >> harris: the search for answers intensifying as we learn more about split-second decisions that saved lives. >>> and his c
. the f.b.i. is already concluded that the former director was not the source of the classified information found on her computer. however, if anything improper is found during the course of the c.i.a. investigation, it will be dealt with accordingly, shep. >> shep: what more do we know about the closed door hearing today? >> well, the classified hearings were closed to the public and they lasted several hours with some democrats saying after that the sessions were constructive, but puts to rest reports, including comments by the former c.i.a. director's biographer that, the the attack was an effort to free prisoners held. >> i have no information that any of that occurred whatsoever. that there were people being held. >> fox news has also told there were heated exchanges over the so-called benghazi talking points that suggested the attack was a demonstration that spun out of control. fox news has told neither the director of national intelligence, james clapper, nor mike morell, knew who finalized the talking points and they could not explain why the talking points minimized th
who triggered the fbi petraeus probe revealed. we're getting new information about who this veteran agent is and how he got involved. and a storm victim struggling to stay warm with no power for weeks gets a personal visit from the president of the united states. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we've got breaking news. we're getting new information about what then-cia director david petraeus knew about the benghazi attack and when he knew it. let's get right to our pentagon correspondent barbara starr. barbara, what are you learning? >> wolf, i have just spoken to someone, a long-standing source who has spoken to david petraeus. this is someone on his level professionally. this person is directly familiar from petraeus with his thinking, with petraeus' thinking about what he will tell congress tomorrow about the benghazi attacks. david petraeus wants to tell congress that he knew almost immediately after the september 11th attacks that the group ansar al sharia, that al qaeda sympathizing
to the recent revelations, i would refer you to the pentagon and the i.g. on the one hand and to the f.b.i. with regards to general petraeus. >> he's not -- big picture watching, he's not shaking his head saying, guys, we need a more credible, competent sense of leadership? >> he's not going to make grand pronouncements or decisions about things based on two situations, two individual cases. he's focused on the missions that the military is tasked with carrying out and the c.i.a. and the general intelligence community is tasked with carrying out and with enacting his overall agenda. which encompasses not just national security policy but obviously domestic policy. yes. >> jay, has the president spoken to general allen directly? >> not that i'm aware of, no. >> secretary panetta? >> i'd have to check that. secretary panetta has been traveling. >> as sort after follow-up, does the president see this in general as an unwelcomed distraction at a time when he's just -- was re-elected and has a bunch of priorities in terms of the fiscal cliff and his cabinet? >> i certainly i think wouldn't call
the fbi removed references of al-qaeda from the talking points, but at four o'clock eastern time today, cia officials said morale misspoke and that, in fact, the cia deleted references, not the fbi. stay tuned, as they say. joining us now, former u.s. ambassador not united nations, john bolten, andrew mccarthy, former federal prosecutor who convicted the blind shake, and the author of "spring fever." great to have you both here. andrew, your reaction to what is playing out in the nation's capital. this is the nation's capital -- capital of a superpower; right? >> so they say. a lot of misspeaking going on, it would appear. you know, look, it's been obvious from the start here that they tried to play out the idea of this video nobody saw of this being the cause of the atrocity of what happened in benghazi in which four, including our ambassador, were killed. it's important to get to the bottom of it, and getting to the bottom of it, a comedy of error, should not obscure the fact this is a major advocation by the commander in chief who did not take action in a seven and a half hour siege
of interests when the f.b.i. is investigating information that involves the director of the c.i.a., when you have an attorney general that has information that needs to go immediately to the commander-in-chief, to the president of the country, we need to find out, did it go there, and if not, why not. and if so, and what is the president doing with this information because now he's saying he didn't get it until after the election. why so long? what are the problems here? why are the stories different? why are the stores told different from the evidence those people had in hair thands when -- hands when they told those stories the answers need to be found and there's clearly a conflict of interest. we do not need to return to the days of an f.b.i. director who investigates not to report to the commander in chief but to gather information so that he can get it and use it or provide toyota someone else who can use it to force people do what they want. so what happens when f.b.i. director who comes into office honorably with the best of intentions as it appears j. edgar hoover did, to battle org
. >>> four men are under arrest in an alleged terror plot busted in southern california. the fbi says the men conspired to kill americans overseas and in the u.s. and planned to join al qaeda and the taliban. one suspect is a 34-year-old man who served in the us air force in 2000 and 2001. authorities say he tried to arrange for two california men to meet his contacts with terror organizations. >>> hewlett-packard's 4th quarter losses are in the billions today. the palo alto-based company purchased british software maker autonomy for $11 billion last year but says the company had misrepresented its finances and is valued now at $8.8 billion. this is the second consecutive quarter of losses for the tech giant. friday, their stock hit an all- time low since 2002. >>> today pg&e posted a reward of $10,000 related to a kidnapping. one of the alleged abductors is seen here trying to withdraw money from the victim's atm account. the contract employee for pg&e was abducted in a parking lot in walnut creek earlier this month. she was released that same night in the oakland hills. anyone with informat
because his father says that julian was studying criminal justice and wanted to be an fbi agent. >> puerto rico cannot survive with this terrible crime wave. >> reporter: the war, on american's third border. gabe gutierrez, nbc news, san juan, puerto rico. >>> up next, the story of homeowners who decided to hold out. >>> big delivery at the white house today where the first lady, the dog bo were ready to receive it. this is a 19-footer from a farm in north carolina, arriving on the traditional horse-drawn wagon, soon taking its place in the holiday blue room ,you may want to keep it over to the right on the account of the house in the road. this chinese family, a duck farmer, and his wife decided to refuse to go along with the demolition of their neighborhood when the highway came through town they are part of a growing resistance in china among some homeowners who don't feel like they're getting enough compensation, now it is a little more difficult to walk the dog. >>> and great britain needs help of a person that can work with code. they're trying to understand the message sent by a car
. >>> one of the fbi's ten most wanted fugitives is expected back in the u.s. this weekend. federal agents snagged jose luis signs thursday night in mexico. he's accused of killing his girlfriend and two rival gang members in l.a. in 1998. he's also wanted in a fourth murder in 2008. the fbi offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to his arrest. >>> one deputy is dead, another critically wounded after a shooting near mobile, alabama. the sheriff in baldwin county offered this tribute to scott ward, the slain officer. >> i had personally worked with this deputy a majority of my career. i knew him very well. i'm very proud of him. a big loss. but he was doing his job. and we'll pull together in a time like this and we'll honor his memory by carrying on. >> the gunman, michael jansen, was also shot during the incident and pronounced dead at the scene. >>> some new video coming into us from an explosion that levelled a strip club in springfield, massachusetts. the blast also damaged more than 20 other buildings and injured 18 people. here's the actual video of the blast that could be
rival gang members in l.a. in 1998 and wanted in a fourth murder in 2008. now, the fbi offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to his arrest. nan chicago, police arrested a woman accused of trying to bring a loaded gun through security at o'hare airport. here she is, 65-year-old sheila schulze. a local media report says she was a flight attendant for american airlines. police though have not confirmed that. she claimed the gun belonged to her husband and she brought the gun by mistake because it was in a bag they share. >>> to the middle east now and the cease-fire is holding for now between israel and hamas in gaza. there have been reports of random gunfire with no consequence. the tensions and the prospects for the lasting peace is our focus this morning. joining me is a professor of middle east politics at the london school of economics and political science. good morning, professor. last week you said that the battle and the struggle to stop it showed that there's a new strategic land skip in the region and how israel is more isolated than it had been in the past. how di
about. f.b.i. and nypd are hunting for a serial killer. he was is wanted forly murders. detectives are looking into several motives that said the man has a fascination with numberology. they want to question four people who might have more information. call 911 if you know anything. >> steve: a family waking up behind bars. a single dad accused of leading his two children on a of heists that were honors children. they arrested donald scott cat and his 20 year old son in connection with a hold up and his 18 year old daughter drove the get away car. they robbed as many as five banks in oregon before moving to texas. >> it is a complete shock. you wouldn't suspect them. they were solid members. >> steve: surveillance video did them in when they found they were buying disguises in a home depo. >> brian: she's in charge of highway safety in massachusetts. but busted with a driving record. burgess had 7 accidents and wrapped up four speeding tickets. her latest accident was in august in a state-issued car and now burgess was removed from her job. >> alisyn: a dog can do math? the one, pl
of the according to the f.b.i., the four men accused of plot to go join al-qaeda and travel to afghanistan to kill american soldiers. one of which served in the air force. so what does this tell us about the so-called war on terror which we're not allowed to call anymore? peter johnson, jr. what do you conclude from the rhetoric to reality? >> we got trouble. we got trouble in riverside county, california. four people have been charged. one american, three others who were residents, a fellow from the philippines and mexico as well. and they were charged with getting ready to be part of jihad in afghanistan. one of the men, 34 years old, the oldest, has been detained in afghanistan. the others charged here in california. it was based on a sting operation involving a confidential informant. f.b.i. joint terrorist task force in southern california. these folks were going to target practice. they were going to paint ball practice. they were talking about whether their interests in suicide bombing was c-4 or on the line as a sniper. and how much money they had to get to get to afghanistan. they were sh
, the uniform crime numbers you're talking about, that's the numbers that the fbi uses to look at crimes so people report. there is a, the other, which i think you're familiar with, the other one that has to do with -- includes home invasion, kidnapping, and the other things that people included. the fbi is slowly shifting over the area. the state of texas got a federal grant years ago to do that shift except when i got my fbi briefing, texas is only at 12%. we can start doing that, you know, categorizing more numbers to get this for the people, people want, but, but, we got to remember we don't want to overload our law enforcement, fill out paperworks like we did with teachers some time ago. we want them on the street rather than filling out paperwork, but the state of texas, actually, is doing some of that. we just put money there in the state of texas, get all the figures that you want to. >> we spoke about this briefly, and i want to ask before i head to questions from the audience. two years from now, you may be campaigning for higher office -- >> [inaudible] >> when the website was la
motivated to investigate those e-mails. something like that should not and would not rise to an fbi probe? >> it's a great question, and what we found out was the way he was being described was really inaccurate. people had initially reported and republican leaders had described him as a whistleblower who came forward, complaining to cantor, house majority leader cantor's office because he was worried the fbi investigation that uncovered an affair by the cia director david petraeus was stalled for political reasons. it was implied he was concerned about the progress of this case and worried about it being shelved improperly. what we found in our reporting is sources very close to humphries and aware of his account, briefed on his information, tell us quite a different story about the agent. he's a tampa agent who had a long-standing sort of social acquaintance with jill kelley, the woman in tampa. he basically forwarded some information to his tampa fbi colleagues about harassing e-mails that were more interesting than everyday harassing e-mails because they mentioned a four-star general.
us is the author of several books and secret service and fbi and best sellers. >> great to be with you. >> i read your reporting all along and you said the white house knew for months what was happening're regarding the to david petraeus and what did he relate to the president and when. forevermore fbi agents held ski position. and none of this makes any sense. first of all, the timing of the investigation and the fact that it took months and should have talken weeks and it is the kind of investigation that would not be briefed to the president or hill that is not true. they say similar investigation have been briefed and in this case it was a breech of national security in this case. the cia director was in the position to be black mailed and he heads more secrets and to talk that risk is potentially a major issue and opening up him up to compromise. they can't believe he was not briefed and the other disturbing aspect of this. fbies take pride in being a political when it come to their jobs here is the investigation was timed to just by happenstance and on the day afte
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this case for more than a decade, recently retired fbi agent r.j. gallagher, rick cope of the u.s. marshals and dan clot of the u.s. department of corrections know exactly what happened next. >> the night of the incident, two young men came right through that door with loaded weapons. >> reporter: investigators say walter mcgee, then 22 and george wright, then 19, beat patterson savagely. >> he was beaten so severely that he was unrecognizable. >> reporter: two days later patterson died. police soon caught his attackers and both pled no contest to murder and went to prison. but in 1970 rice escaped. they hot wired the warden's car? >> yes. >> reporter: he ended up in detroit joining the black militant movement. >> he high jacks an airplane. >> the hijackers are described as three men, one dressed as a priest. >> reporter: that priest smuggle add gun on board in a hollowed-out bible. i. >> i said, look, undock that gun and we can talk. i said what do you want? he says we want $1 million and we want to go to algiers. >> reporter: the hijackers demanded of all things that the fbi agent deliver
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. >> the fbi is warning online shoppers beware of holiday shopping scams especially on cyber monday. we'll tell you what to look out for. >> first our top story this half hour, black friday is over small business saturday is here and the holiday shopping season is officially under way. let's get an update from seth doane. what are we learning in these early morning hours of the shopping season? >> reporter: i want seems to be changing a bit. consumer patterns appear to be a bit different compared with other years covering black friday. for instance this k-mart opened on thursday on thanksgiving. a number of stores opened on thanksgiving and you saw those big crowds those long lines on thanksgiving evening instead of early black friday morning. we were in a target yesterday morning it had already been open for 11 hours. you're starting to see more of that steady stream of shoppers and not that stampede that you're used to seeing because there are more hours that people can shop. so you don't have those long long lines. we're also told that people are shopping for a
that by september 14, f.b.i. agents had determined there was no protest at that consulate based on interviews with the diplomatic security agents. >> of course, we'll stay on this story as it continues to unfold. katherine, thank you very much. a warning tonight from the terrorist organization hamas. the message? no place in israel is safe. the militants say they're making that point clear by launching rockets at jerusalem in tel aviv. nobody reported hurt in those attacks and the rocket hamas fired at jerusalem actually landed outside the city. it's the first time a palestinian rocket has hit anywhere near jerusalem since 1970. in fact, targeting that city is something of a risk for militants because first of all, hundreds of thousands of palestinians live there. and the area where the rocket landed is just a short distance away from the mosque, the third holiest site in all of islam. meanwhile, israeli air strikes slammed into palestinian territory in gaza for the third straight day and the israeli military called up thousands of reservists, a potential precursor to a ground war. >> we are
represented them at the meeting. as well as the f.b.i. there was no immediate response. >> more questions than answers but you're staying on it. >> everybody says it wasn't them. >> shannon: thank you. senior administration officials tell fox news attorney general holder agreed to stay on for a year. the president does not want a mass exodus at the start of the second term with the national security team undergoing changes. joe biden and jury been a slang, not a good combination. with six weeks to go, how far are we from the fiscal cliff? customer erin swenson bought from us online today. so, i'm happy. sales go up... i'm happy. it went out today... i'm happy. what if she's not home? (together) she won't be happy. use ups! she can get a text alert, reroute... even reschedule her package. it's ups my choice. are you happy? i'm happy. i'm happy. i'm hi'm happy. i'm happy. i'm happy. happy. happy. happy. happy. (together) happy. i love logistics. >> shannon: your taxes are set to go up in 43 days. january 1. an event ominously referred to as the "fiscal cliff." both republicans and democrats want
. that probably won't end it. as we know, there have been congressional hearings and also we have the fbi investigation and then the state department investigation as well. until those conclude, it may be very difficult to really put an end to this debate. >> jill dougherty, thanks so much. >>> meanwhile, president barack obama delivered his annual thanksgiving address giving thanks for the blessings we all share as americans. >> thanksgiving is a chance to put it all in perspective, to remember that despite our differences, we are and always will be americans first and foremost. today we give thanks for blessings that are all too rare in this world. the ability to spend time with the ones we love to say what we wep want, that already brave men and women and to tell our children that here in america no dream is too big if they're willing to work for it. >> the president also expressed his gratitude to fema. first responders and volunteers who have come to the aid of superstorm sandy victims. >> i'm jason mcclendon from alabama. i want to give a shout out to my wife and my two sons and fam
that have to do with police, we have the fbi that is a national organization that has the resources to do things that the local to restrictions, whether state or local, do not have the resources to do. i believe it is possible to have a program for national disaster that is similar to what we do with police, fire, and disasters. we have a guide that was, in my opinion, the master of disaster, and for some reason they have ignored him for years. james lee witt, without question, the most effective person in the federal government during the clinton administration because he knew how to address disasters. all he is now is a paper pusher. that is basically it. guest: there is a lot of people but they there should be a greater federal role in disasters, but also a lot push back from others on the right, especially those that argue disaster relief should be more of a local responsibility, that more of the money should be returned to states that we use for disaster funding. there are a lot of instances where we see municipalities are overwhelmed. a lot of these places they rely on volunteer fir
papers." "the new york times," the fbi agent who initiated the investigation that led to the discovery of cia director david petraeus's affair has been identified as frederick humphries. humphries began the investigation after jill kelley complained of harassing e-mails which later turned out to be paula broadwell, the biographer. humphries is a veteran agent who has helped investigate high-profile terror suspects like the so-called millennium bomber. >>> "washington post," nearly 50 million people in the united states are in poverty. up from last year, according to the census. a new formula shows more people relying on safety nets as higher costs of living and medical expenses sent poverty members upward. california, the district of columbia, arizona, florida and georgia top the list of places with the highest levels of poverty. >> from our parade of papers, "the cedar rapids gazette," fema may need to request a congressional bailout as flood claims from sandy quadruple capacity. it's a fema subsidiary and claims from sandy could top $12 billion. the program's essentially the country'
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serious situation. there's a lot of concern about the fact that the f.b.i. didn't come back for three weeks. the reason is when they had to go back they needed protection. they needed to make sure that their lives were not at risk again. and we had to rely in the beginning with a very unorganized government and security group who was working with us and that was the libyans themselves. >> can you explain rice's comments five days later? why that was still the line of spontaneous -- >> we talked some about susan rice. susan rice got a lot of the same information that we did. i'll make a comparison to colin powell. when colin powell went before the united nations, getting information from the administration on the facts. >> you said that within 24 hours -- [inaudible] this was five days later. >> i said they knew right away that there were terrorists involved in the operation. >> why wasn't that part -- >> wait, are you finished? what? give it to me. >> in other words, if he knew within 24 hours it was terrorist-related, how come five days later in the talking points for susan rice it s
is when to retired generals say is a war zone. the other extreme is you can look at fbi statistics to show hat if you look at borders,, which says the border is safer than it appears. you'll see that border areas have less mortars -- murders. i do not want to get into definitional debate. we can talk about what spillover is. >> you commented. you work yourself as a sponsor for additional resources. i am grateful for you doing that. you brought us the general report. -t. to say that it is improper to say that there is -- washington is in denial. to attack two of our nation's senior military professionals, like you did in the congressional hearing, and when they were merely giving their reflection of what is going on based on their decades of experience -- you are dead wrong. i want to follow up with that. here is why washington is in the nile -- -- denial -- the president of the united states comes to the state and make jokes about the safety and security of our country and joking about the border be safer than ever. we have the secretary of homeland security saying that we have had 140 dea
people they busted are those caught looting the consulate long after the attack. the fbi has been working with investigators in libya and officials have said nothing at all about their findings. but some libyan security members say their newly formed government is simply afraid to go after the militias. which are better armed than the official government forces. just yesterday, gunmen ambushed benghazi's new security chief and assassinated him. steve centanni with the news live in d.c. what do we know about that assassination? >> gregg, it's one of several recent murders of libyan officials with no word on who is responsible. the national security chief colonel was shot to death wednesday and his funeral was held soon afterwards. he was on his way home from work when three gunmen opened fire. investigators don't know the motive and they don't know if this was connected to the 9/11 attack on the u.s. consulate. in his position as a top security official. it's very possible he did have information about who was behind that deadly ambush. gregg? >> steve,last night we heard ambassador stiewf
organizations to freely operate on twitter is enabling the enemy. the f.b.i. and twitter must recognize sooner than later the social media has a tool for the outlaw terrorists, and it has to stop and that's just the way if is. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from california is recognized. >> mr. speaker, as the republican of georgia deals with its first democratic transition of power, i spent the last few days speaking at length with the president and the new prime minister about the necessity to continue the pursuit of the rule of law. mr. dreier: mr. speaker, this is a critical moment for the georgian people that can either put the country on a path of sustainable democracy or turn back the clock on the tremendous gains that have been made since the rose revolution. mr. speaker, the united states must remain engaged with the new government to promo
. despite being under investigation by the fbi and the house ethics committee. now, jackson has resigned, citing concerns for his health, but his resignation does not come without questions including about the allegations of possible misuse of campaign funds. chicago sun times washington bureau chief lynn sweet joins me from chicago. good to have you with us. >> thank you. >> lynn, first, can you tell us if we know any more about what exacerbated the health problem back in june? because it seems look a lot of the variables, a lot of the root causes had been in place for some time before june. >> well, you know, there were investigations of him, there is another figure that was a player in the overall broader investigation of former now imprisoned governor rod blagojevich that had pled guilty to a charge at about the time that jesse jackson jr. was started being absent and eventually checked into mayo. so we don't know exactly when he knew about this second criminal probe, the one dealing with his campaign finances, but it was just a -- it is the -- when he went into treatment for his men
bright diplomat ambassador susan rice. i want to talk about finding those responsible. the fbi seasonisn't saying much. from what i know we have heard zero about arrests. what can you tell us about these perpetrators? >> well, i can tell you that we still have a lot of work to do. the intelligence community is pursuing all of the leads. there is nothing that i want more. this is true in the intelligence community to track down those responsible. i think it's been a tremendous distraction, frankly, from that central focus of the mission to go through all of the peripheral fights. we have a lot more work to do. we have good insights. into some of the folks that were present. you have to separate conflicting reports of those taking credit. we are not involved with those who were involved. we have more work to do. >> there is one guy ali ani al-harzi, one name mentioned with regard to this investigation being held in his native tunisia. can you tell us if the fbi has talked to him? >> you know, i can't go into that level of specifics. but i can tell you we are trying to turn over every stone
the shirtless fbi agent? he'll be there. >> they're calling this the first national security scandal that involves the cia, fbi, omg, and wtf. >> all right. "early start" continues right now. >>> no let up despite talk of a cease fire. bombs rain down on gaza. rockets crash into israel. now global fears of a full-scale ground war. >>> david petraeus in the hot seat. the ex-cia chief heads to capitol hill this morning with members of congress demanding answers. >>> and steering clear of the fiscal cliff. president obama's drawn his line. will republicans now draw theirs? both sides faceface-to-face thi morning at the white house. good morning, everyone, welcome to "early start" i'm john berman. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. let's get started. a summit on the nation's looming fiscal cliff begins in just a few hours from now. president obama, and four top congressional leaders will meet at the white house for talks. that raises the curtain on a six-week push to beat a january 1st deadline. if no deal is reached by then, $500 billion in tax increases and spending cuts simply start taking
. jenna: the fbi joining the manhunt in new york city for a possible serial killer or killers. the connection all three victims have and why the police say they now need the public's help. also new developments in that horrible veteran's day tragedy in west texas last week. four members of our military killed when a train collided with their parade float. what investigators are doing today that will hopefully provide some answers. begin. tomato, obviously. haha. there's more than that though, there's a kick to it. wahlalalalallala! smooth, but crisp. it's kind of like drinking a food that's a drink, or a drink that's a food, woooooh! [ male announcer ] taste it and describe the indescribable. could've had a v8. jon: new amateur video just into the fox newsroom of rockets being fired from gaza strip a into southern israel. 1900 of them to this point so far this year we are told. israeli citizens have been told to stay within 15 seconds, 15 seconds of some kind of a bomb shelter, or safe place. this is a daily occurrence, and the heightened number of these things that have been
scripted. there's still three investigations ongoing. there's the fbi investigation. there's the state department investigation and then congress also has been looking into it. those investigations aren't over yet. what senator mccain and other republicans are accusing her of is lying. they are saying she gave information that was incorrect and that she should do a public mea culpa and admit she did that. she is saying she was toefld what to say. she was reading the points made by intelligence. when it came to senator mccain she was quite diplomatic. >> i was great respect for senator mccain and his service to our country. i always have and i always will. i do think some of the statements he made about me have been unfounded but i look forward to having the opportunity at the appropriate time to discuss all of this with him. >> just one reminder of state of play on this investigation and information. we now understand that the cia drafted those talking points. the dni, director of national intelligence removed the word al qaeda. they said it came from classic information. it's a tightl
and foremost, lobbying a little too hard for that vacant seat in the u.s. senate and fbi wire taps were allies of rod blog blog, the convicted governor, millions of 2k dollars and then revelation of an extramarital affair well a washington bikini model and waitress and then you have word of his being diagnosed with bipolar disorder and hospitalized at the mayor clinic and then last but not least, the fact that he's under a federal investigation for apparent misuse of campaign funds. everything came crashing very quickly. >> it sure did. but here is something that was rather shocking. he was effectively able to disappear for months and yet he got re-elected to his seat. how did that happen? >> yeah. he didn't campaign for one single minute. >> yep. >> the two candidates against him, they were no serious opposition against him. he was a potent name in that community. the core of that constituency african-americans were rather sympathetic when word got out about some of this trouble, notably his medical problems. but there is no doubt because that district is not totally african-american. they've
. because yesterday the cia acting director at 10:00 a.m. apparently blamed the fbi for changing the language and the guidance and the talking points. at 4:00 in the afternoon the cia acting director came back and said it was at cia after all. what explains that? >> this stuff is coming from the white house. they are hoping this will go away. i don't happen to be one of the senators she cares to talk about and maybe it's because while opposed to her from her position as ambassador of the united nations and nothing could change my mind on that. bill: based on that answer it appears you are willing to take that answer higher than susan rice with it comes to benghazi. >> this will go down as the biggest coverup in history. they all knew it. they are hoping to have it go beyond the election date which it did. but people are not going to forget it. the administration deliberately covered this and misrepresented what happened in benghazi threatened up in the both of four people. one of whom was a good friend of mine, ambassador stevens. bill: the biggest coverup in american history. >>
to question his alibi. >> reporter: in fact, an fbi agent told the court there was a one in 10 million chance the hair did not belong to the suspect. susan remembers careful deliberations in the jury room, but was conflicted by her role these years later. >> intellectually i don't feel responsible. i think that it was a thoughtful process in the deliberations and that we made, as a group we made what i think ended up as a unanimous decision, if everyone didn't come along at the same pace. based on what there was that we were offered. emotionally, i felt terrible. >> reporter: another juror told the court, i remember the other jurors, when we got in the jury room saying if they found the stocking cap with his hair, then he had to be guilty and that was it. that's what the jury based everything on. how else could his hair get in there unless he had the stocking cap on? the u.s. attorney's office is not opposing tribble's request for the certificate of innocence, which he needs for restitution, up to $50,000 for every year he spent locked up. though th
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